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Thu, Jan 20


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Using A Trauma Informed Perspective of Youth Development to Understand & Address Behavioral & Emotional Issues

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

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Using A Trauma Informed Perspective of Youth Development to Understand & Address Behavioral & Emotional Issues

Time & Location

Jan 20, 2022, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen

Training Description

Healthy children living in safe and secure environment tend to follow what is considered a normal developmental trajectory, but traumatized children frequently do not develop along the “normal” trajectory and may never reach certain milestones. Knowing what is developmentally expected and what is out of the normal range can help providers intervene with children and teens who are system involved. In this course we will explore normal development and age milestones in several areas (cognitive, social and emotional, speech and language, fine and gross motor, behavioral) as well as the impact of trauma on different areas of development of children and youth who are system involved. We will also discuss types of referrals based on areas of delay.

Learning Objectives

• Name the five stages of child development

• Determine if a youth’s social emotional development is within the normal range

• Identify delays or abnormal development across childhood

• Differentiate between normal and not normal behaviors in teens


9:30 – 9:45am  Intros and Logistics

9:45 – 10:30am  Developmental Ages and Stages

10:30 – 11:00am  Human Developmental Theories

11:00 – 11:30am  BREAK (CEUs will not be issues for this time)

11:30am-12:00pm  Five Stages of Child Development

12:00 – 12:45pm  What’s Normal and What’s Not – Teens

12:45 – 1:15pm  Impact of Trauma on Development

1:15 – 1:30pm  Types of Interventions

1:30pm  Adjourn

Meet Our Trainer

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for over thirty years. She has taught courses in DSM-5, clinical supervision, law and ethics, childhood psychopathology, time management, boundaries, vicarious traumatization and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies. She has a private psychotherapy practice and is also the Chair of the Humanitarian Committee for the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.5) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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